Lily Ziminski is an ICU nurse near the nation's capital where politics are a regular part of hospital policy. Assigned a series of high-profile patients, she finds herself an unwilling focus of the media. Lily would much rather do without all the attention...except where one cowboy-hat-wearing state trooper is concerned.
Caleb Graham runs into the same captivating nurse twice in one day, and he's not a man who believes in coincidence. When problems at a local impound lot force him into the middle of a bizarre case that threatens Lily, Caleb will stop at nothing to protect her.
From a stranger in a parking garage to Secret Service agents, surprise chases Lily around every corner. In the midst of the chaos, she has two constants - her longtime faith in God, and her growing attraction for a silver-eyed trooper.
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*I received a copy through Singing Librarian Book Tours in exchange for an honest review* I haven't read the other books in the series and I wasn't lost--these can stand alone. This story starts out with a bang, as a first meeting goes awry, but that first meeting makes the second meeting all the better. My attention was immediately captured and I found myself drawn into a story with a bit of mystery and suspense, as well as a darling romance. Lily is an ICU nurse and a really good one. I really liked watching her at work. Her bedside manner and professionalism is admirable, yet she really connects with her patients. Because of this, she is assigned to a couple of high-profile cases that leave her in a bit of danger. If I ever need a nurse, I hope to have one as good as Lily. Caleb is a hard-working Southern cop, who has just moved to Virginia to help his mother. She's such a sweet, meddling busybody and he's very methodical and adorable. When he decides to go for something, he jumps all in. It took me awhile to figure him out. He claims to be a very patient, easy going, and slow moving man, yet when it comes to Lily, he can't move fast enough and that scares her off. I guess he's both extremes. The meat of the story is pretty good. The mystery/suspense angle is just enough to engage the reader, but not enough to overpower the romantic element, which is gradual. I enjoy Christian fiction because I know the books will be clean, but I sometimes feel a little bogged down with every word of their prayers written out and this happens on several occasions. I like when characters have faith and rely on God, but I believe that we all worship and pray differently and that's something more personal. All in all, this is a good, clean story that is very enjoyable. Content: moderate religious elements; mild romance; mild violence, moments of peril. Clean.
Lily's assignment to two high-profile patients complicates her life outside the hospital, putting her in the media spotlight and in danger. Caleb has his own work drama to wade through and he does everything he can to keep Lily safe. Lily and Caleb both have a strong faith and acknowledge the powerful attraction between them. Amidst all the drama and suspense, Caleb's mama provides some comedic relief with a backyard shindig and not so subtle matchmaker schemes for her son and her favorite nurse. This story has a little bit of something for everyone! I requested the opportunity to read and review these titles through Singing Librarian Books Tours. The opinions expressed are my own.